Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Blog Tour for The Maid's Quarters by Holly Bush plus $20 Amazon GC GIVEAWAY!!!

About the Book:

1893 . . . Alice Porterman is released from her duties as a maid and travels home to help her
mother care for her sickly brother. But her mother and brother are not in their family home when
Alice arrives and she learns the landlord, Albert Donahue, has evicted them into the harsh
Boston winter. Alice goes in search of him and is surprised at what she finds. 
Albert Donahue, an up
work and shrewd business deals. But his dreams of a family to share it with have not come true,
perhaps until an impertinent young woman enters his home and won


“May I help you?" he said.
Alice nearly lost her voice and courage. But if the butler was capable of keeping her at arm length, how would she ever get her family home back? She cleared her throat. "I need to speak to Mr. Albert Donahue. My name is Alice Porterman."
The butler's bushy brows rose. "And you have an appointment miss?"
“I do not."
“Anyone wishing to speak to Mr. Donahue has an appointment."
“And how to I get such an appointment?"
“Mr. Vickers, his secretary. I'm sorry but he is not in but, but--Where are you going? You can not come into this house!"
Alice swept by him and seated herself on a settee inside the door.  "I will wait here until Mr.Vickers arrives, unless you would prefer me to wait in his office."
“Certainly not. I can't just let a complete stranger make herself at home in Mr. Vickers's office."
“The I will be satisfied to wait here," Alice said, as she noticed a young man hovering near the staircase. She nodded toward him. "Some is looking for you."

My review:

As this is a novella it was a nice quick happy read. I enjoyed how even in just a short amount of time the characters were developed and growing as people. I liked Alice's courage and felt for her when she thought she didn't deserve the best. This story had good lessons about forgiveness and really just forgiving oneself. The romance in the story was sweet and I felt myself cheering on the characters. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to read romance and needs a quick fix while waiting at the doctor's office or something. Great story to brighten your day!

About the Author:

Holly Bush writes historical romance set on the American Prairie, in Victorian England, and on Twitter @hollybushbooks and on Facebook at Holly Bush.
and recently released her first Women’s Fiction title. Her books are described as emotional, with heartfelt, sexy romance. She makes her home with her husband in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Connect with Holly at

Twitter - @hollybushbooks
Facebook -!/pages/Holly-Bush/247399131941435
Amazon Author Page:

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Nitty Gritty

Things are getting down to the wire, or so it feels to me. I'm trying to keep on top of everything I need to get myself enrolled this fall semester. Even if I just can take one class, that's better than nothing right? Even though things are getting close and I can feel my anxiety rise, I know it's not worth it. Yes, I have two semesters left till I graduate. If I can't go this fall, then I'll graduate next Fall. Either way I will make it happen!

Today was my first day at my new job at UPS. I think for a lot of people in Louisville it's almost like a right of passage, and all of us end up working there at some point. The best thing about the job is the college tuition benefits. I learned today in my many sheets of paper I was given that if I became a part-time supervisor my tuition money would be paid to my school before I started as well as getting money for books. Otherwise employees are just reimbursed. This give me even more drive to do well! Me and my hard working self can move up, finish school and then on to a job that just might pay me to write stuff. Or at least pay me a lot because I have a degree.

I know people say that having a degree doesn't really get you much further than someone without it, but I don't necessary believe that. The glass celling is higher for those with degrees, even just a bachelors, which is what I'm still working on. I've been working for over ten years now and have yet to get paid more that $15 hr. Having a degree for me though, isn't all about making more money, it's about being able to be in a career that I can move up and around in, and not just stuck on the bottom. Do you think having a degree helps?